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Old 27th of September 2013 (Fri)   #1
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Hello,
I just bought the 70D and when I look through the VF the image is quite dark. Is there a setting that I should know about? (The image in Live View is fine).
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Old 27th of September 2013 (Fri)   #2
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Default Re: 70D Viewfinder problem

Odd, it would only be dark when the battery is out. The 7D is the same way.
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Old 27th of September 2013 (Fri)   #3
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Are you inadvertantly(or otherwise) pressing the DOF Preview Button?

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Well, I did try the DoF button, but as soon as I remove my finger from it, the image should be clear in the VF, no?
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Yes, I would think so. What lens are you using? Maybe the aperture blades are sticking in the closed position. Look in the front of the lens to see if you can see the aperture stuck stopped down.
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Old 27th of September 2013 (Fri)   #6
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I'm using the 18-135 STM. I don't see anything wrong concerning the lens/blades.
I'll just go back tomorrow at the store where I bought it. A Canon rep. is there until Sunday.
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OK, good luck.

As long as the camera is on and battery installed, the only ordinary thing that I know of that is capable of darkening the VF is the DOF preview causing the lens to stop down. Must be something out of the ordinary.
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Thanks. I'll let you know what was the problem (or what I was doing wrong!).
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